Los Angeles, CA – July 25-29, 2009
Sometimes I’ll stare at a globe and marvel at how big the world is. It’s amazing the distance that we’ll cover, the places that we’ll see and the experiences that we’ll have. Yet our aggressive 11 month schedule doesn’t even come close to scratching the surface of the world available to explore.
Sometimes though, I think it’s a small world after all. This was never more evident than it was this morning:
Zhou and I were sitting in LAX waiting out the delay on our flight home (through Dallas). After killing some time killing the LA Times Wednesday crossword puzzle, I walked across the terminal to check on the status of our flight. Having just overheard that Steve Zahn was in the airport after his interview on Conan the night before, I spent a little extra time moseying around hoping to touch him. When I finally decided to head back to my seat, I spun around and saw a familiar Asian face approaching. Since all of us look alike, Zhou and I had thought we had seen this person on the beach before, and embarrassed ourselves when calling out her name. I decided to say nothing.
It was Lily, our friend and Zhou’s old roommate. Of all the places in the world, we happened to bump into her over 2,000 miles from either of our homes, in a large crowd of people trying to get away from LA traffic for good.
If we hadn’t overheard that Steve Zahn, a person I actually don’t really care about at all (sorry Steve), was walking around, we might have missed Lily.
If her flight hadn’t been delayed five hours and ours one, we might not have seen each other.
If I wasn’t looking particularly awesome that day, Lily might have mistaken me for Keanu Reeves and she would have walked on by.
It really is a small world after all.
The reason, though, that we were in Los Angeles was my cousin Michelle’s wedding to Hrvoje (insert your own pronunciation here). It was here that I realized how great it is to be a Curry. We can easily disguise our lack of friends with our propensity for being a part of a large family. Thanks to the hundreds of Michelle’s family members running around, her wedding will be hard to top (however, since it is a competition we’ll make sure ours is better).
Speaking of competitions, my family attended a taping of Jeopardy! yesterday. It was here that I realized how nerdy a Curry can be. During the break between the second and third shows of the day, my brother and I met Jimmy and Sarah of the Clue Crew. The Clue Crew! I was amazed at how they haven’t let their immense fame get to their heads, as they seemed genuinely excited to be talking to us. Needless to say though, I was nearly frozen in awe that we were talking to Jimmy and Sarah of the Clue Crew. The Clue Crew! When this blog becomes huge and either of you reads it, can you please send me your autograph? I would have taken a picture but there were no cameras allowed on set.
Image taken from here.
Picture of the Day: Steve jumped into the ocean from the Santa Monica Pier… or did he?
[End of daily post, read on for a quick travel update]
Since leaving Los Angeles, Zhou and I have returned to my parents’ home in Indy and once again entrenched ourselves in travel planning. Just yesterday we purchased a netbook. Thanks to the advice we’ve received from everyone, we decided on the Asus Eee PC 1005HA. The major specs that made this decision for us: (1) longest battery life of any netbook on the market, (2) better video and sound than the others we looked at, and (3) 160 GB hard drive. Once we have had time to play around with it, we will post our review in an upcoming gear section of the blog. Which brings me to…
The new blog! You were probably directed here from our blogspot address, and we thank you for taking the time to come. If you’ve subscribed to the old blog, we apologize for making you switch, but there were just too many slick features here that we couldn’t pass up. Our original plan was to create our own website, but upon further research we just don’t have the time right now to put in the work. (How can two unemployed people not have time? For those of you who have jobs, unemployed life is harder than it looks!) Zhou found this site and we both decided it’s time for a change. New last name for Zhou, new blog for us. Right?
Just as a note, pretty much everything on the blog remains the same as it was on our blogger site. However, Zhou has expanded her classic “Recipe for a Round-the-World Trip” post, so you can find lots of good new detail by clicking on the “Planning a RTW Trip” tab at the top of this page. I did and trust me, I’m now a better person because of it.
Anyway, hope you enjoy our new look. If you hate it, please let us know!
Puzzles for Postcards
Rhyme Time! (Solve all three)
A novel way of promoting good deeds
Fat Tony’s crustacean friend
A sudden wealth of poem parts
Zhou WPLB: 28; 367; 315; SENIlES
Kevin WPLB: 27; 368; 397; sETTINGS